Last week at our Men's Theology group I shared my story and how I came to faith in Jesus. Part of that story was me arriving at my lowest after many failed attempts at success and fulfillment. Exhausted and drained I had a conversation with God about my desire to try him, to give over myself to his way and purpose.
This morning I was reflecting back on that story and the ride it has been since. But I was stirred to think about that act of surrender some 15+ years ago and how following Jesus has been a consistent invitation back to that posture, surrendering myself to Christ. Surrendering the idols I still wrestle with. Surrendering aspirations to greatness and popularity. Surrendering the ways I have have elevated self over others and God.
Each and every day discipleship with Jesus is saying "I am relying on you again, I give myself over to your way and purpose."
As I was reflecting I found myself surrendering again not to gain grace but because Jesus has already poured out his grace upon me. For all of life. May we endeavor to live daily surrender for the glory of Christ!